There is no ER for Mini Pigs currently in Anchorage or the Wasilla/Palmer area, however Dr. Neu can provide after hours care. Please establish a relationship with one of the vets, educate yourself as much as possible and be vigilant! Pigs are very curious and love to explore. See our Education pages to learn about how life with a pig can be an adventure!
The following symptoms are emergent situations and require immediate veterinary services:
ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Hotline 1-800-548-2423 ( available 24/7) - there is a fee, have your card ready
First aid supplies to have until you can get the vet:
We highly recommend weighing your pig frequently, especially in their first year. Most exotic vet clinics will let you use the scale for free. Your pigs weight is very important not only for how much to feed them, but also so in an emergency situation, medicine can be administered more quickly and accurately.
Low Appetite/Low Body temp
Exercise is excellent for preventing constipation, but the long winters can make it hard to keep pigs occupied. Please see our Caring For Your Mini Pig page for more information.
Contact Moe's Mini Pig Services-specialized in non-sedation hoof/tusk trimming. Visit them on FaceBook or Online for more details or contact Sheila 907-232-2880
If you choose to trim your pigs nails at home, here are a few things to have on hand. Please visit our Caring For Your Mini Pig page for more information on hoof trimming:
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